I have no idea! The more commentary I read on the Supreme Court’s upcoming decision on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the less I know about its chances of survival.
Here’s a speculation that it could survive even without the mandate.
Here’s a long article refuting the doomsayers. It is based on actual knowledge of the way the Supreme Court works. It helps to have the print version to carry around with you until you finish it. Unless you’ve got a few hours of computer time to spare this weekend.
Here’s a related (why did this make me laugh?) article about the Supreme Court hitting new lows. In approval rating (44%).
Apparently 7/8 of those surveyed believed that the justices make decisions based on more than neutral legal analysis.
Whether or not it’s true (achooscalia!), it’s a stunning indicator of how little we believe in the possibility of neutrality. And how deeply we expect political belief to influence us, even the best of us. Even those of us with the greatest responsibility to remain impartial.
And only 24% of those surveyed want the PPACA to stay intact. An astonishing indicator of how poorly the Democrats have sold the legislation these past 3 years.
By Independence Day, we’ll know! At least some people will be celebrating the foundations of our democracy. By then, we’ll know which people.
Have a great weekend! Thanks for stopping in!